Brazilian films featured in Hippodrome series


Published: Monday, January 23, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 10:24 p.m.

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Film schedule

Here is the schedule for the Brazilian Film Festival starting today:

  • Jan. 23: "Guerra de Canudos" (The Battle of Canudos): a war epic about the 1987 historical conflict between messianic leader Antonio Conselheiro and federal government troops.
  • Feb. 20: "Baile Perfumado" (Perfumed Ball): a movie about a filmmaker meeting with infamous Brazilian outlaw Lampiano.
  • March 20: "O Primeiro Dia" (Midnight): a movie concerning an encounter between a shanty-town dweller and a middle-class teacher on New Year's Eve.
  • April 17: "O Outro Lado da Rua" (The Other Side of the Street): a film about a woman who witnesses a murder in her own neighborhood.

  • Quick - name a Brazilian-produced movie. For some people "City of God," the critically lauded urban-crime drama released in 2002, comes to mind. The Center for Latin American Studies at UF hopes to diversify the response with its new film series, Brazilian Cinema.
    Today marks the start of an event that will bring a different film of Brazilian origin to the Hippodrome on the third Monday of the month from January to April. Each film is in Portuguese with English subtitles. The screenings are free, open to the public, and begin at 7:30 p.m.
    The movie selections were chosen by Elizabeth Ginway, associate professor of Portuguese at UF and instructor of the course, Brazilian Cinema.
    Ginway selected movies that focused on "those left out of modernization." "(The movies) focus on how Brazil's post-colonial viewpoint is tied to the (improvised) Northeast," says Ginway.
    This is the second film festival focused on South American cinema in as many years; though last year's took place on the UF campus.
    Tonight's film is "Guerra de Canudos (The Battle of Canudos)," a war epic about the 1987 historical conflict between messianic leader Antonio Conselheiro and federal government troops.
    More information about Brazilian Cinema can be found by calling (352) 392-0375 or e-mailing www.@latam.ufl.edu.

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